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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2009 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

There's only one rule. Love the Cubs forever. Be permanently disappointed. Never give up hope.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 10, 2009 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

Here is my problem with Cubs fans. I think your approach is the correct one and the one that I experienced when living in Chicago. However they seemed to have changed in the last 5 or 6 years. I thought it was ridiculous that they were booing Dan Uggla there last year because they felt that his horrific performance in the all-star game cost the beloved cubbies their home field advantage in the World Series. Since when did Cubs fans become so cocky about being in a Series? I also thought the way they ate their own after the Steve Bartman incident was a joke. Blaming a fan after Gonzalez booted the double play ball and they had another game to win it. Any fan sitting there would have done exactly the same thing he did, watch it again (if you can stomach it), he wasn't the only one reaching for the ball, just the unfortunate one who touched it.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2009 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

Bartman was a symptom of the victim mentality. Always blame someone else for what is your problem. The cubs had every opportunity to win that game. In my opinion, they lost it, and that had nothing to do with that poor slob. I agree that he was one of many reaching for the ball, and also that he became yet another scapegoat for stuff that should not have been laid at the feet of anyone but the players and management of a team that was truly excellent, but failed (once again) when it came to the clutch.

I don't believe in curses. Even when it comes to Grateful Dead keyboard players. or Spinal Tap Drummers. I'll never forget Stumpy Pepys! :)

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 10, 2009 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

now, didn't I already your name,elsewhere ?

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2009 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

Mine? Not sure... Where?

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 10, 2009 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

dead.net !!

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2009 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baseball question (non-Dead, I suppose)

Well, I use the handle everywhere. You'll find me all over this thing, the interweb thing. Yes, I'm on Dead.net. I would imagine that nobody else uses my handle.